With over 1,000 islands blanketing the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Greece is truly breathtakingly beautiful country that offers a countless number of sights and attractions. In this post, we’re going to reveal the top ten destinations to visit in Greece. So the next time you’re yachting around Greece, be sure to check them out.
Previously known as Apano Meria, Oia is a 7-square-mile settlement on the Greek island of Santorini. It rests high above sea water, offering scenic locations that you have to see to believe.
We really can’t talk about places to visit in Greece without mentioning its capital, Athens. The city rests at the base of Mt Ymettos, Mt Parnitha and Mt Pendeli, where beautiful countryside and historic landmarks are spread throughout.
Thirasia is a relatively small (9.000 sq. m.) Greek island that many tourist seem to overlook. It features towering mountain ranges and steep cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea. Thirasia is actually the site of
the Minoan eruption: a monstrous volcanic eruption which occurred 3,600 years ago. Although the eruption initially devastating life on the island, it has since rebounded stronger than ever thanks to the ash-rich soil.
Crete is yet another destination that’s worth visiting on your next Greek yachting trip. It’s one of the larger Greek islands and contains mountains, rivers, gorges, lakes and beaches.
Delphi is a historic Greek site that rests at the base of mount Parnassus. Starting in 586 BC, Greek’s top athletes would gather here one every four years to compete in the Pythian games.
Olympia is where the world’s first Olympic games were held. Today, visitors can marvel at the remaining temple and ruins from these games. Olympia is located in the western Peloponnese.
#4) Rhodes Town
Meteora, which translated into “suspended in air,” is a collection of ancient monasteries built on stone pillars in Central Greece. It’s hard to fathom how exactly such wondrous monasteries were constructed here.
#2) Naxos City
Naxos City is a Greek island town that – according to legend – was home of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. The city features historic landmarks like the Ruins of The Portara, along with pristine beaches.
#1) Mykonos Town
And number one on our list is Mykonos Town. With the nickname “island of the winds,” you can bet there’s plenty to do and see here. Mykonos Town is most known for its bustling nightlife, but it’s also filled with historic landmarks, beaches, countryside and more.
Article by Katie Bauer. An experienced travel writer and editor. Having been a stewardess on private yachts, a crew member for sail races, and a sail maker in New England, she now specializes in yachting destinations. A frequent traveler, she has studied, worked, and volunteered abroad thus bringing a unique perspective to her content.
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